Kaleena Sales + Omari Souza | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S10E7.5: Minisode
Susan Morris | Essay
#NYFF2022: Landscape, Design Labor, + NY
Susan Morris | Essay
#NYFF2022: Borders on Film
Susan Morris | Essay
#NYFF2022: Building-Centric Films
Steven Heller | Essays
WAR! What’s it Really Good For?
The Editors | Watch This Space
Design Observer Community Session: Barbara Glauber
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E3: Astra Taylor
Augusta Pownall | Books
Rational Simplicity: Rudolph de Harak, Graphic Designer
Adam Harrison Levy | Essays
Jump Cut: Thoughts on Editing
Jessica Helfand | Essays
All Things Matter
| Books
Origins of Design Patents
Alexandra Lange | Opinions
Why Nicolai Ouroussoff Is Not Good Enough
Connect 4 | Audio
Eddie Opara and Tyriq Moore: How Do You Build Knowledge as a Designer?
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E2: Melanie Keen
Jessica Helfand | My First Job
When Less Was More
| Books
Covering Black America
Jessica Helfand | Essays
Why Write About Graphic Design?
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Lessons from the High Line
Susan Yelavich | Books
Beings: Unruly Things, Golems, Cyborgs
Harriet Gridley | Terms of Service
Terms of Service: March Edition
Connect 4 | Audio
Jonathan Jackson and Avalon Garrick: Time for Change
Connect 4 | Audio
Kojo Boateng and Brian Jean: Making Decisions, Making Your Mark
Elle Luna | Report
Report from a Japanese Maid Café
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Are JPEGs the New Album Covers?
Ashleigh Axios | Opinions
To Be a Design-Led Company
| Books
Sign Painting
Jessica Helfand | Audio
S9E01: Ellen Mirojnick
Susan Morris | Essays
MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight


Observed


Both standard and limited collector’s editions of MuirMcNeil’s System Process Form are now available at Volume, together with a range of uniquely seductive rewards.

Also from Volume: a never-before-seen selection of Paul Burgess photographs documenting the British band, Pulp. Compiled by Burgess and Louise Colbourne, This Is Hardcore is available for pre-purchase now. [JH]

We were sad to hear that the visionary George Lois, died last week. He was 91. [BV]

Chicago Design Through the Decades opens today and runs through the end of the year. The project starts with Art Deco in the 1920s and goes through the 2020s with digital portraits produced using neural networks. [BV]

Art and immersion, according to David Hockney. In London, through April. [JH]

Striking art and design faculty at Parsons and The New School make headlines—as they should. [JH]

Wakanda Forever‘s costumes represent a coming together of cultures. [BV]

Japandi! [JH]

Memorials are retrospective but also aspirational: They are statements about who we mourn and prescriptions for how we mourn; in a way, they are self-portraits. [JH]

Sirenia, a new font from Felix Braden, is made up of organic shapes and ornamental curves. [BV]

Asia’s premier annual event on design, innovation and brands for illuminating conversations with global creative leaders: from 28 November to 3 December. [JH]

Shrink it and pink it: Karen Korellis Reuther explores gender bias in product design. [BV]

We‘re listening to Sketch Model, a new podcast hosted by our friend Sara Hendren that focuses on on engineering education and its need for the humanities and arts. [BV]

Design and ... cannabis? [JH]

Brad Pitt—yes, THAT brad Pitt—and his man cave (including Nick Cave) of fellow bros—we mean, artists. (Yes, you read that correctly). [JH]

Design and the cringe factor. [JH]

Bold! Domed! and ROUND! The new smart watch. From Google. [JH]

Adobe. Figma. TWENTY BILLION DOLLARS. Discuss! [JH]

Can a design studio democratize innovation? Sam’s Club thinks so. [JH]

A retrospective of the South African artist, William Kentridge opens at the Royal Academy in London this week, and runs through early December. [JH]

When the former President of Harvard pays attention to typography, it’s time to pay attention to her. [JH]

Eye candy? (Eye dairy?) Behold: the Barcelona Butter Chair! [JH]

A new exhibit at the Victoria & Albert museum reveals what objects people choose to repair—and how they want them fixed. [BV]



Jobs | December 02